Doesn't know why he has premium
- Nov 20, 2009
I'm not going to try and convince you that he didn't help towards the harassment of those devs. You could well be right there, not going to argue against that.The Lunatic said:"They started it" is hardly a real defence now is it?
Regardless, I simply don't agree to what you think. My opinion is that he was being hypocritical and contributing to the harassment of a development team. Nothing you've said makes that untrue.
He could have made a general video and not aimed specifically at a certain development team, which would not have resulted in harassment.
He could have spoke to the indie team directly and let the topic die. Which would not have resulted in harassment.
Instead, he choose to make a video of him laughing at them and then make another one where he spent 5 minutes mocking and deriding them for daring to make a bad video game.
Which resulted in their harassment.
Regardless of Jim's actions, how do you explain and justify the harassment the development team got for the videos Jim made?
In terms of "Is this harassment or not" well, that's kinda subjective.
I'd say that getting a bunch of death threats and doxxing stuff on your forums is harassment.
But he never himself actually went in to harass them. He did a first impressions video, they (stupidly) decided to respond, so he responded to that, and so on. It was never harassment, just responding, in a childish manner to be sure, to responses.
He himself has not done anything hypocritical because he never actually engaged in any of the actions he's reviled. You could argue he basically held out a stick, and other people took the stick and beat the devs with it. I won't disagree with that. But honestly I don't blame him for the actions of others. And I thinks he holds his own viewers in a higher regard than to go and actually harass them. Might be nieve though.